INTERNeX Canada: New Fun Facts !

It’s not the first time, I walk across the streets of Vancouver and I find a situation like this:

Cameras, spotlights, decoration, a “don’t cross” line, lots of people working, another ones responsible for the security of the assembly area, and so….Yeah guys, I’m talking about shoots in Van !!

This picture was more than a month ago, for those interested it was the movie Godzilla, but I didn’t write because of this movie.

It’s amazing how many shootings we can find in Van City. They are everywhere…In Gastown they use to shoot a lot for example.

Yesterday, they were shooting in front of the police station next to the Science World, and it’s very usual to find a shot in Downtown.

A few days ago, it was revealed that the world famous 50 shadows of Grey will be filmed in Vancouver too.

And it’s normal, because Vancouver is a beautiful city which offers every kind of environments: from the perfect skyline of Downtown and its modern buildings…to the wilderness; amazing mountains and the relaxing Pacific Ocean. For that reason is not hard to believe that BC is one of the  largest North American film and TV production centres.

Here are some examples of TV Series filmed in Vancouver:

  • Supernatural
  • Once upon a time
  • Smallville
  • Psych

And here a few examples of movies:

  • Juno
  • X-Men: The last Stand
  • Scooby Doo 2
  • Fantastic 4

This movies and TV Series have some scenes filmed in the Great Area of Vancouver ! If you want to know more in detail, in this link you can see where.

For the curious ones, in the BC Film Commission you can find the information of the current film list. Take a look here.

Now guys, we can say at home that we’ve been in some places where movies and tv series were filmed :p, and please, if you have a nice picture of some shooting don´t be shy and share it with us !!

Best,

Mercedes

INTERNeX International Exchange

International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 9N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

 

INTERNeX Canada: Things to bring to a camping trip.

As you already know, we are going to camp in Chilliwack for our White Water Rafting Trip.

So I would like to remind you guys, a few important things you have to keep in mind while you prepare your luggage!

List of important things to bring to a camping trip in general:

Personal hygiene:

Tooth Brush, tooth paste tube, deodorant and shampoo: Not necessary to explain you why it’s important, but I just remind you because I know sometimes we can forget this typical things.

Towel: Important for having a shower (obvious) and also because of the rafting we are going to get wet and we’ll need to dry ourselves.

Flip-flops: To have a shower. Also we need shoes we can soak, so sandals and flip-flops are a good option to bring to the White Water Rafting Trip.

Earplugs: This is important if you have a mate in the tent that snores. No more comments about that. Heheheh.

First aid kit: Band-aids, betadine and so on. In general people forget to bring this kind of things when camping.

Sun cream: Also very important for those who burn easily.

Toilet paper: Yes, I know it can sound stupid, but for people who never camped before this will be a thing they will forget to bring. (for example me)

Clothes:

I highly recommend bringing comfortable clothes. Also a swimsuit and shoes that you can soak are important because we need it for the rafting. (For camping in general is also a good idea because you might have a river or a beach close to your camping place).

Don’t forget also a pajama to sleep. 

Leisure:

Depending on where you are camping, you can bring a mobile phone (in some places you won’t have coverage, but still good for emergencies).Also a camera is important if you want to immortalize the best moments of your camping trip.

These are things you have to keep in mind while you prepare your camping trip. I hope it helped! Anyways, if you still need more information just write a comment or contact us.

Have a nice Sunday everybody!

Best,

Mercedes

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

INTERNeX Canada: Culture shock

One of my favorites things has been always walk around and get lost. Yes maybe it can sound weird but I firmly believe it’s the best way to know the city, the neighborhood, the essence of some place. When you see the real behavior of the people who are living there, where the people usually buy …streets where there are no tourist at all, where there are no one taking pictures… that’s for my the real essence of a city. When I used to live in Rome I just started walking around and maybe spend four or five hours just walking and never realized all the time that I spent.

When you live in your city or you’ve been living for long time in the same place, the most of the times you just walk the same streets just to go to your office, gym, house… and you don’t have enough time to discover a new way to arrive.

My personal recommendation… just give yourself some time to get lost in your city and walk for first time in some street you never walk before. Open your eyes and your ears and just enjoy the feeling of discovering something new in your own city!

I don’t know you but I would spend my whole life just traveling and discovering new places, but sometimes it’s just not possible to be all the time traveling! So if you feel in the same way, and right now you are back home, go out and discover all the special corners that your city offers.Get lost in your city or if you prefer, you can always come back to Vancouver 🙂

Cheers,

Irene

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

INTERNeX Canada: Picture of the week

Today Petra would like to share a beautiful picture with you guys! Petra just arrived in Canada and she made already lots of beautiful pictures!

I took this picture on Thursday when I was walking towards downtown Vancouver. The view was so amazing and I just needed to take the picture. I love how the sun shines on the skyscrapers and how the boats look in the harbour. This is my first real visit to Vancouver and I find it beautiful that you are able to see the mountains so close to the city. When you would walk on Granville street bridge on a day without clouds the mountains are just so close that you can see the snow on top. I am looking forward to finding out more about this beautiful city.

 

I would like to thank Petra for sharing this beautiful picture with us!

Do you have a beautiful, funny, interesting picture? Yes? Then send it to us, because you can win awesome prizes, and we might post your picture as ‘picture of the week’!

Cheers, Lydia

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200-211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: www.internexcanada.com

 

Canada Day Party!

Hey guys! Moose Travel, Hosteling International and West Trek tours are getting together for their annual “Cool Aid” Canada Day bash! Last year they had over 600 people attend the event to celebrate Canada’s birthday with good food, great beer, fantastic music and sunshine!

One $10 ticket gets you:

  • Entry to the event
  • A shuttle from downtown to the beach-side location
  • Your first drink (beer or cider)
  • Access to the best music by a DJ that will be spinning beats all day!
  • Tons of chances to play games and win prizes and giveaways!

Once you get inside there is a $8 BBQ where you can fill your plate with tons of food. This is going to be an awesome day with $4.50 large beers and ciders.

To grab your tickets swing by the INTERNeX office or get in touch with myself or Manouk! $10 for an unforgettable event, you can’t beat that price!

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200-211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC
V6A 2R5 Canada
Email: info@internexcanada.com
Phone: + 1 604 662 8149
Fax: + 1 604 662 8199

www.internexcanada.com

Grouse Grind Hike with INTERNeX!

With all of the rain we’ve been getting in Vancouver, I’ve been itching to get outside and enjoy the weather. If you’re in Vancouver, you know what I mean. Anyone is welcome to join Manouk and I tomorrow morning as we head to Grouse Mountain to hike their Grouse Grind trail. We will meet inside the Waterfront Station at 10 a.m. and take the sea bus to North Vancouver. From there we will hop on a bus that will take us straight to our destination.

What you will need:

  • Good hiking shoes / running shoes
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Bottle of Water
  • Packed lunch (optional)
  • Money ($10.00 Skyride down the mountain and bus fare OR 2 Zone bus pass)
  • Camera

The Skyride is optional, as you can hike back down the mountain. We can decide this once we get to the top, however the Skyride is a one-mile journey like no other.

High above towering Douglas firs, breathtaking views of the city of Vancouver, sparkling Pacific Ocean, Gulf Islands, and snowy peaks unfold as you journey up the mountainside. North America’s largest aerial tramway is your gateway to the majestic nature of the Peak of Vancouver, and an experience in itself.

Once we get to the top, there are many activities to do if we want to stay and have a few more hours of fun. They have :

You don’t have to bring a packed lunch, but it might be fun to have a little picnic at the top, it’s supposed to be beautiful out tomorrow. There is a few restaurants at the mountain and a Starbucks I believe if you want to buy food instead.

This will be a  fun adventure guys, hope to see you tomorrow at 10 a.m. outside the Waterfront Station!

Can’t make this activity? Join us for pub night at Metropole, June 23!

Cheers and have a great weekend

Laura

What Are You Doing This Long Weekend?

This weekend is supposed to be a nice one! I have a few things on my to-do list that I want to see during the next few days. One of them includes Lynn Canyon Park. The park officially opened to the public in 1912 and has been a popular destination among tourists and local residents ever since. It’s a great location for a  picnic, a leisurely hike, or a refreshing swim in one of the many popular swimming holes!

The Lynn Canyon Suspension bridge is one of Lynn Valley’s best kept secrets. The 50 meter high bridge stretches accross a beautiful canyon boasting raging waters, waterfalls and deep pools below. The bridge is a popular attraction among tourists and locals alike, the best part is that it is free of charge for all to see. Crossing the bridge is always an exciting experience, it bounces up and down and sways from side to side with every step. It is quite narrow and becomes a little nerve racking when there are several others trying to cross at the same time.

Not only is there a suspension bridge, but there are also twin falls.  A short wooden bridge crosses the raging river and there are two breathtaking waterfalls below. This bridge is a lot more comfortable than the Suspension Bridge as it doesn’t shake with every move. As a last stop, you can relax at a swimming hole which is popular among local residents who visit the park on a regular basis and tourists on a short visit. The 30 Foot Pool is a short walk from suspension bridge and doesn’t involve climbing hills or stairs. It is pretty easily accessible.  There is a small beach area near the swimming hole that is covered with small pebbles and good to lie down a towel or a blanket.

Getting There

If you are traveling by bus there are various routes to take depending on your location. From Downtown Vancouver take the sea bus across to the Lonsdale Quay bus loop and take either bus #228, or #229.

Bus #228 will take you to Lynn Valley Center, which is about a 10 minute walk from Lynn Canyon Park’s main entrance. Bus #229 will take you directly to Lynn Canyon Park’s main entrance.

If you are traveling from East Vancouver, Burnaby, or Metro Town area take any bus to Phibbs Exchange. The most common busses are #130 via Metro Town, #28 via Joyce Station, #210 via Downtown Vancouver.

From Phibbs Exchange take bus #229 which will take you to Lynn Canyon Park’s main entrance.

Hope you all have a fantastic weekend!

Cheers,

Laura